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Definition of "nugatory" []

  • Of little or no importance; trifling. (adjective)
  • Having no force; invalid. See Synonyms at vain. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "nugatory" in a sentence
  • "As TV and the Internet converge into something generically known as broadband, the distinctions between the two will soon become nugatory from a consumer point of view."
  • "As soon as the lords were out of Henry's reach, the Scots Estates demanded modifications in the proposed treaty which would have made it nugatory from the English point of view."
  • "Yesterday's term was nugatory, which is defined as:"